Another pre-RTM build of Windows 7 has been leaked. This time it’s Windows 7 Build 7231 been released in VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) image format, similar to how Windows 7 Build 7227 was leaked. Windows 7 Build 7231 has the complete build tag of 7231.0.x86fre.winmain.090608-1900, representing that the build was compiled and signed off on June 8, 2009, and is from winmain branch.

Windows 7 Build 7231

Download Windows 7 Build 7231 (32-bit x86) VHD Image

File Name: 7231.0.x86fre.winmain.090608-1900.client_en-us.ultimate.vhd
Size: 5,214,876,672 byte
CRC: 5710D7DF
MD5: E11D5A0BE7EC9379141A07F831DE87ED
SHA1: D6315A1D8D89D30D7EA948AD93D572203D155193

Torrent: 7231.0.x86fre.winmain.090608-1900.client_en-us.ultimate.vhd.rar.torrent

Note that the BT torrent will download 7231.0.x86fre.winmain.090608-1900.client_en-us.ultimate.vhd.rar which has the original VHD packed inside the archive. The size of the RAR file is 1,956,847,719 byte and has SHA1 hash of E947CB5AAD1DB581162C1F44F97C9B0E49E70E0A.

A few Windows 7 enthusiasts have managed to create an installation ISO of Windows 7 Build 7231 from the VHD image. Here’s a few download links to the BT torrents that download the ISO images. All ISO images of Windows 7 Build 7231 is using loader from Windows 7 Build 7229.

Download Windows 7 Build 7231 (32-bit x86) ISO Image

Torrent 1: 7231x86_en-WZT(Loader_from_7229_vasill).iso.torrent
Torrent 2: 7231.0.090608-1900_x86fre_based_on_7229_ISO-deVbug.torrent

Windows 7 RC activation keys should still work to activate this build. No 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7 Build 7231 is available. However, the 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7 Build 7232 has also been leaked for free download.

Update: Windows 7 Build 7232